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Big 'But' Jokes Inspire Writers

By BETHANY BLITZ Staff Writer | Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Spokane author came to the school to inspire students to write. He shared some of his works which include “Bigfoot is Missing,” “More Bears!,” and “The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World.”

As he read some of his stories and poems, he used exaggerated movements and silly voices to really animate what he was saying. He read poems about trying to catch snowflakes on your tongue but accidentally catching bird poop instead, and about how to build the most evil robot.

Part way through one sentence, he came to a conjunction.

“...but, and this is a big ‘but’...,” he said, referring to the size of text in the book.

The students all started giggling.